Jamshedpur FC: The Men of Steel

Founded: 12th June 2017

Owners: Tata group

Stadium: JRD Tata Sports Complex

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Jamshedpur FC made its entry into the Indian Super League back in 2017 when the Indian Super League expanded to provide two new slots. Despite it being their inaugural season, they managed to put in an impressive performance as they finished fifth in the ISL in their very first attempt.

They ended up finishing fifth in the following season as well and are yet to make it to the ISL playoffs in the ISL.

The team has seemed to have passed its transition phase and they have done all their experiments and are ready to have a go this season. This is Owen Coyle’s second season in running and he has turned the team into a potent force.

Jamshedpur FC: Results in Indian Super League


Jamshedpur showed signs of excitement as they finished fifth in the first two seasons. In the third season they couldn’t hold on to their performance and they managed 8th place in the table. In the last season, they improved a bit but couldn’t get a spot in the playoffs and had a 6th place finish.

Jamshedpur FC: Top Scorers in ISL

2017-18Matheus Trindade154
2018-19Michael Soosairaj144
2019-20Sergio Castel117
2020-21Nerijus Valskis188

Nerijus Valskis remains the highest scorer for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League. The forward arrived from Chennaiyin FC and got the ball rolling from his very first match. He netted eight times for the club and the ISL outfit narrowly missed out on a playoffs spot as they finished in the sixth spot ahead of Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC and SC East Bengal.

Michael Soosairaj had an eventful 2018-19 season. The left winger arrived from Chennai City and had an instant impact on the pitch. His playmaking ability later earned him a big money move to ATK.

Jamshedpur FC: ISL 2021-22 Fixtures

DateDayFixtureVenueTime (IST)
November 21, 2021SundaySC East Bengal vs JFCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
November 26, 2021FridayFC Goa vs JFCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
December 2, 2021ThursdayJFC vs Hyderabad FC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim 7:30 PM IST
December 6, 2021MondayJFC vs ATK Mohun BaganAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
December 9, 2021ThursdayMumbai City FC vs JFCPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 14, 2021TuesdayOdisha FC vs JFC Tilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 20, 2021MondayJFC vs Bengaluru FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
December 26, 2021SundayKerala Blasters vs JFCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 2, 2022 SundayJFC vs Chennaiyin FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim9:30 PM IST
January 6, 2022ThursdayJFC vs NorthEast United FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
January 11, 2022TuesdayJFC vs SC East BengalBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 17, 2022MondayHyderabad FC vs JFCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 21, 2022FridayJFC vs Mumbai City FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 28, 2022FridayJFC vs FC GoaBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 5, 2022SaturdayBengaluru FC vs JFCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 11, 2022FridayJFC vs Kerala BlastersBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 16, 2022WednesdayATK Mohun Bagan vs JFCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 22, 2022TuesdayJFC vs Odisha FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 27, 2022SundayNorthEast United FC vs JFCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
March 3, 2022ThursdayChennaiyin FC vs JFC Tilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST

Jamshedpur FC: Squad for ISL 2021-22

Goalkeepers: Mohit Dhami, Pawan Kumar, TP Rehenesh, Vishal Yadav

Defenders: Anas Edathodika, Eli Sabia, Karan Amin, Laldinliana Renthlei, Narender Gahlot, PC Laldinpuia, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma, Sandip Mandi

Midfielders: Alexandre Lima, Boris Singh, Gorachand Marndi, Jitendr Singh, Komal Thatal, Mobashir Rahman, Pronay Halder, Ritwik Das, Seiminlen Doungel

Forwards: Daniel Chukwu, Farukh Choudhary, Greg Stewart, Ishan Pandita, Jordan Murray

Jamshedpur FC brought in some energetic youth talents in the summer in a bid to boost the team’s chances. They also signed Eli Sabia, Jordan Murray and Greg Stewart to fill up the foreigner slot. The Men of Steel also released Nerijus Valskis in the winter transfer window and roped in Daniel Chukwu from SC East Bengal in very unusual transfer business.

Also, Jamshedpur roped in Ishan Pandita from FC Goa who made his mark last season with FC Goa. The 23-year-old forward scored some quickfire goals which attracted attention and as a result, he went on to join Jamshedpur in the summer.

JFC: Interesting ISL stats

Jamshedpur are yet to reach the playoffs since their debut in the Indian Super League.

JFC: Rivalries

With Jamshedpur FC being a brand new club in the Indian Super League they are yet to have rivals in the league. But in the last couple of seasons, an East India rivalry has started to bloom between them and ATK Mohun Bagan.

Jamshedpur FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan Head to Head

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Road Ahead for JFC

Having not done well in the last season the onus was on Jamshedpur to prove their credentials in the Indian Super League and they have done justice to their ranks as they have already won five matches keeping their playoffs hopes alive.

Under Owen Coyle’s guidance, they have been the team to watch out this season and the addition of quality players have done the trick for them. Peter Hartley has been an absolute pillar of strength in the backline while the likes of Ishan Pandita has come up with a useful number of goals this season.

Apart from bringing in Daniel Chukwu, The Red Miners also roped in Leslie Cleevely from SC East Bengal to be their new goalkeeping coach for the remainder of the season.

They became the first club to become a member of the Global Football Alliance where they will have the chance to share the experience with the biggies of World football. They also have a state of the art football academy that has been producing and nurturing young talents in an effort to encourage more children to take up football from a very tender age.

They don’t seem to have the dearth of homegrown talents and need to use them in a grand spectacle to grind out the very best from them.